Santa Maria Times - Food-and-drink

13 interesting food offerings at baseball stadiums

Baseball stadiums are offering more than just hot dogs and peanuts. Read more

Treasures In Your Attic: Silver-plated centerpiece is attractive find

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Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease

LACOSTE, Texas (AP) — It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed tasty crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to swanky restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas. Read more

Ghost Pepper Chex Mix Will Seriously Spice Up Your Snacking

Maybe you’ re one of those hot-food lovers who has to challenge the chef at an Indian restaurant. If the pain of hot, spicy foods is pleasure for you, here’ s a new snack to try: Chex Mix now has a new flavor using the much-feared ghost pepper. The blog for General Mills, maker of Chex Mix, describes Ghost Pepper Chex... Read more


Santa Maria residents find comfort, mobility, and savings with an American Standard Walk-In Tub

Call (888) 252-0208 to learn more about relieving pain, staying independent, and make bathing safer again. Save up to $1,500 on a Walk-In T…


Security solutions to keep your Santa Maria family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.


Bubba Hubba Bubblegum-Flavored Gin Liqueur Will Blow Your Mind

Chew on this: There’ s a new tasty-sounding pink liqueur that was inspired by a favorite retro gum. Bubba Hubba bubblegum-flavored gin liqueur is a bright pink beverage made by Sweet Little Liqueurs, a Manchester, England-based drink company run by brothers Hani and David Fashhou. Read more

KFC Swag Is Finally Coming to Australia

We never realized what big fans of Kentucky Fried Chicken Australians are, but apparentl, they love it and have been considerably miffed not to have any KFC swag Down Under. While the rest of the globe was busy playing with their fried chicken-scented bath bombs, nail polish, fried chicken bouquets, and... Read more

This Is the Best Burger in America

There are few foods more quintessentially American than the burger. The simple sandwich of ground beef on a bun has limitless possibilites for creativity, and there are thousands of variations, from one end of the country to the other. And when done properly, there are few foods more delicious. Read more

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Who makes the best frozen fries? Putting nine brands to the test

The priciest fries weren't the tastiest. Read more

10 cooking hacks that will make you the campfire hero

Cooking well while camping has become a puzzle I love to solve. It involves making a careful plan and sticking to it, working around three … Read more

7 ways you can reduce your use of plastic, foil and other kitchen disposables

Disposables have become a mainstay of many American kitchens — plastic baggies, plastic wrap, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic straws a… Read more